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  • NPS Favors Shepherdstown Battlefield Becoming Part Of Antietam Natl. Park
    SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Department of Interior has released the final study documents of the National Park Service’s Special Resource Study (SRS) of the Shepherdstown Battlefield, according to President Edward Dunleavy Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc.

  • Parker’s Crossroads Adds To Trails
    By Gregory L. Wade
    PARKERS CROSSROADS, Tenn. — Drivers on Interstate 40 slicing through the Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield in West Tennessee now what looks like sidewalk construction on the open meadows where the Dec. 31, 1862, fight took place.

  • Virginia Can Stop SCV Logo Plates
    By Scott C. Boyd
    DANVILLE, Va. – Citing the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can regulate specialty license plate designs, a federal judge said he had no choice but to rule the Commonwealth of Virginia can stop including a Confederate battle flag logo on specialty license plates made for Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) members.


Civil War News is a current events monthly newspaper published by Kathryn Jorgensen. She and her late husband Peter were community newspaper publishers,
collectors and history buffs. The newspaper was founded in 1974 by
Michael A. Cavanaugh as The Civil War Book Exchange.

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